Two day tour to Argolis and Olympia

A tour through time and history

Are you ready to enjoy one of the most historical, interesting and picturesque areas of Greece, the Peloponnese? Let us show you some of the most important sites in world history on this two day tour to Argolis and Olympia that explores all that we have learnt through myths and legends. The light of the low sun like liquid gold beaming through the cypress trees is reason enough to take the tour but when you read about all the sites you will visit, we are predicting your excitement will be too much to hide.

Highlights
1

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is an important infrastructure which allows ships to enter the Aegean Sea when sailing from the Adriatic. Dug through the Isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 kilometers long with a width of only 25 meters. The canal was dug in the late 19th century. Before its construction, ships in the Aegean Sea that wanted to cross to the Adriatic or anchor in Corinth had to prolong their journey an extra 185 nautical miles by sailing around the entire Peloponnese.

2

Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth

The site of ancient Corinth was first inhabited in the Neolithic period (5000 – 3000 BC) and flourished as a major Greek city from the 8th century BC until its destruction by the Romans in 146 BC. Its commanding position near the Isthmus of Corinth was the primary basis of its importance. Corinth controlled the “Diolkos”, the 6th-century BC stone-paved roadway that connected the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth.

3

Mycenae

Mycenae

Mycenae (meaning “rich in gold”) was the kingdom of the historic figure of Agamemnon, first mentioned in the works of Homer. The city was the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece, which gave its name to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. The myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries, from the Homeric body of work and the great tragedies of the Classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creations. Legend has it that Perseus named the new city Mycenae after the pommel (mykes) of his sword, which fell there, or after the Perseia spring, discovered there under the root of a mushroom (mykes).

4

Nafplio

Nafplio

Nafplio is a charming city perfectly situated on a cape overlooking the Argolic Gulf. It was the first capital of modern Greece after the Greek Revolution against the Turkish occupation. According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of the god Poseidon, and Amymone, the daughter of Danaus. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors have left their mark on the town, strongly influencing its culture, architecture and traditions over the centuries. The Palamidi Castle stands proudly overlooking the town, 216 metres above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb 999 steps carved into the rock. It is worth the effort, as the view from there is totally rewarding! After enjoying the magnificent landscape, venture into the castle, a place drenched in history, where the famous hero of the Greek Revolution, Theodore Kolokotronis, was imprisoned.

5

Ancient Olympia

Ancient Olympia

Have you ever wondered when and where the starting line of the first Olympic Games was? Then you should go back 2,800 years and more specifically to 776 BC, in Ancient Olympia. According to mythology, Hercules won a race there and commanded that the race should be repeated every four years.

In this universal place, the Olympic Idea was born, making Olympia a unique universal symbol of peace and competition at the service of virtue. Here, too, prominence was given to the ideals of physical and mental harmony, of noble contest, of how to compete well, of the Sacred Truce: values which remain unchanged in perpetuity.

Arriving there, we will admire one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. The Temple of Zeus, the stadium and the Palestra are some of the major stops before you take a path leading to the museum. Both the site and the museum offer a vivid picture of the splendour, the glory and the breadth of a civilisation that gave so much to the world. You’re on the fast track for a time-travelling adventure through history, taking in all the glory of Ancient Greece.

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Tour Preparation

No need to spend time planning anything or stressing about your trip. You should only get prepared physically and mentally. So before any other preparation, it is extremely important to pack and put on your biggest smile, and then start to choose the perfect outfits to slay with your fabulous, vacation looks. Take the most comfortable clothes and shoes. Sun is super bright and always shining in Greece, so do not forget your sunscreen, your hat and your shades under any circumstances. Avoid high heels. They work great when you vogue and pose and catwalk but can be a drag when you have to climb all those stairs to reach Palamidi fort or wander around the sanctuary of Ancient Olympia. The view is totally worth it. Trust us.

  • Choose comfortable shoes
  • Remember your sunscreen
  • Do not forget your hat
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